14 October 2008

When you buy appliances for your kitchen, it's important to find appliances that fit both your decor and lifestyle. The most needed appliances in kitchen are : refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven. Many thing you should consider when designing new kitchen; identify what you really need, the appearance, energy sufficient and finishing touch.

Stove and Oven
Oven has many multitask. It was combination between traditional cooking with convection, which uses circulated air to speed cook time and halogen light to reduce cook times.

Induction cooktops, an alternative to gas and electric. Using this method, electricity flows through a coil to produce a magnetic field under a ceramic cooktop. When an iron or magnetic stainless pan is placed on the ceramic surface, the pan heats up. Ranges, which are usually gas or electric, also come in duel-fuel models that offer induction cooking in addition to gas. Some ovens also double as microwaves.

There are 3 configurations :
  1. Top-mounted fridge, the refrigerator on the bottom. This one is the most common and there are a wide range of models to choose from.
  2. Bottom-mounted refrigerators, the refrigerator is on top, put food at eye level. This one is for people who use fresh ingredients to cook.
  3. Side-by-side models also put food at eye-level.
Choosing the configuration and size of a refrigerator depend on a person's lifestyle and it’s measured in cubic feet. Add-ons like a frost-free feature, water dispenser, ice maker and built-in television are also available. Additional features will increase the cost of a refrigerator, so skip those that aren't truly useful.

To install Dishwasher, there are several things should be consider, convenience such as delay timer and energy-saving features, and economy cycle or half-load capacity.

Dishwashing drawers can be used in one- or two-drawer configurations. They are fit for smaller kitchens and can be used as secondary dishwashers.

Kitchen Extras
Lots of goodies were created to make people job in kitchen easier. It’s simple, easy and the most important is doesn’t wasting your time. What Are they? Microwave, coffee maker, warming drawer, trash compactors and etc.

Appliance Appearance
After identifying the appliances needed for the kitchen remodel, consider free-standing versus built-in models. Appliances that do not stand alone in their own body a wall oven, for example are built-in. Yet another option is whether to make appliances integral by concealing them behind cabinetry panels. In both cases, kitchen style and budget will play into these decisions.

Energy Efficient
Energy efficiency is becoming more and more important. Saving energy translate to smaller utility bills.

Fabulous Finishes
Stainless steel finishes can make homeowner expect to pay a premium price for appliances in this popular finish. Several appliance manufacturers offer alternatives that look similar to stainless, but require less maintenance and cost a bit less. There are another one, oiled bronze finishes. This one recently debuted on the market. Whereas stainless steel is well-suited to contemporary kitchens, bronze is particularly compatible with traditional decor. Yet another option, black appliances, can create a sleek look at a lower price point.

Gather specification sheets for all appliances under consideration and compare available features, designs, capacities and warranties before making a final decision.


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